What are corneal abrasions?

Also known as: scratched cornea, scratched eye.

The cornea is the clear outer dome shaped surface in the front of the eye covering the eye’s pupil and iris. When it gets injured by a scratch or scrape, it’s known as a corneal abrasion.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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